Susan Kern

Falcon Lane Pottery
wheel-thrown functional stoneware pottery

I enjoy throwing functional pottery that holds the eye, is pleasing to the touch and which invites daily use in someone's home or workspace. I am drawn to pots that have the potential to bring harmony or beauty to an ordinary moment of the day as well as throwing pots that could be used in home ritual. Working primarily in stoneware, I find myself more and more interested in surface texture created through carving, stamping, and faceting, the construction of forms that are thrown in parts and assembled, and the variations I get from working with altering soft clay. At the end of the day the process of making a pot is as meaningful to me as the product.

Artist Bio

In 2023 Falcon Lane Pottery celebrates its 25th year. I worked with clay in my twenties and returned to serious study several decades later with Marie Summers at Cane Creek Pottery in Orange County. My approach to clay has evolved through study with many noted ceramic artists at Arrowmont School for Art in Tennessee and through NC Potters Conferences and workshops. I set up my own studio in 1998, developing oxidation glazes that suited my work. A founding member of Alamance Artisans, I have exhibited at the Duke Eye Center, The Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, Art in the Park in Hillsborough, NC, Alamance Arts, Point of View Gallery, Bricolage Arts Festival, The North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove and other locations in NC and other states. My work is available for sale at SOLGARDEN in Mebane, NC and directly from my studio and can be found in private collections throughout the US and in the UK. A full gallery of images can be found on my website,